This is an UPDATED version of my original installation video for the DayZ Modifcation for ArmA 2: Combined Operations.
This guide will work for STEAM / RETAIL / DIGITAL DOWNLOAD / MIXED PURCHASE copies of the game as well as resolves most of the issues people have with other methods of installation.
This process shows a MANUAL (the most reliable) install of the mod files and instructs viewers on the use of a launcher (mod manager) as well as installation of the latest ArmA Beta Patch to resolve critical bugs. There is a troubleshooting section at the end that will help you resolve most issues (hopefully).
If you have issues with the mod AFTER you've checked my troubleshooting section please post here or in the DayZ forums and someone will try to get back to you.
Thanks for the support so far guys, you've all been great.
1:11 - Steam Only Stage
3:12 - Acquiring DayZ Files (Retail/DD/Steam)
5:36 - Installation and Setup of Launcher (Mod Manager)
8:35 - Installing Beta Patch and Launching the Game
12:06 - Troubleshooting Section (Fixes 90% of Installation Issues!)
DayZ - http://www.dayzmod.com/downloads.php - (MOD FILES)
SM's Launcher - http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=... (MOD MANAGER)
Beta - http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php (OFFICIAL PATCH)
7-Zip - http://www.7-zip.org/download.html (FOR EXTRACTING FILES)
Bit-Torrent - http://www.bittorrent.com/downloads (TO DOWNLOAD DAYZ)
DayZ Mod Files - http://www.dayzmod.com
DayZ Announcement Forum - http://www.dayzmod.com/forum/forumdis...
Survival Series by [OCB]Magnet - http://www.dayzmod.com/forum/showthre...
Online Combat Battalion - http://www.ocb.net.au
NOTE: Titles Broke during rendering somehow so there will be periods of black screen lasting approximately 5 seconds throughout the video.
If Beta is not detected by the Launcher navigate to Launch Options and specify the location of the Beta exe - This should be found in Operation Arrowhead-Combined Operations / Expansion / Beta